UNEP-WCMC has made available in Russian its guide "Approaches to Mapping Ecosystem Services", which can be downloaded (13MB) from
This report provides an overview of the state-of-the art in mapping ecosystem services
(hereafter referred to as ES), with the intention of building the understanding and capacity
of decision makers to make informed decisions around the use of ES maps and models.
The report first presents a broad overview of the various conceptual models and frameworks
for mapping ES. It then reviews ES mapping approaches, showing that there are many
different approaches and a number of things that need to be considered when ES mapping is
undertaken. Finally, it presents recommendations to decision-makers planning to undertake
The translation of this guide has been funded by UN Environment as part of its project "Strengthening MEA Synergies & NBSAPs for the Pan European Region".